Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 2/18/2015 – LIVE 2pm ET
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Hey, great show.
I’m interested in doing a solar hat wearable project and so I wanted to use a Flora to manage battery charging. I was planning on using the analogue inputs to monitor the battery and panel voltages through voltage dividers, to inform switching charging on and off. Do you perceive any issues or have any suggestions about this approach?
I have had a go at a basic prototype, but I found significant inconsistancies in the analogue input readings. Are there any differences between the analogue inputs and their current requirements that could be causing this. The Flora is new, so I was not thinking that it was a fault with the Flora board at this stage.